Last Monday dawned with Terror in my heart. We were ONE DAY AWAY from the Christmas Recital!! ACK!!!! I went out and got Shot #1 of my new batch of Allergy shots. When your vials run out they mix up a new batch and apparently since it is fresher it is stronger. So they bump you down a bit on the dosage so as to not send you into anaphylactic shock, so you have three shots in about a week's time frame to get back up to your normal dosage.
Tuesday they day was finally FINALLY here!!!!! I put on my new dress and new vest and wished to high heavens that it wasn't so warm outside. Nursing Homes are toasty y'all. even more so when it's warm outside.
I'm happy to say we all survived the Christmas recital. hahahah although nervous Miss Charity did almost fall of her chair a few times. I was sitting on the edge of my seat and "playing" the song right along with my students, (in my head of course, i'm not that crazy) but they all did great and recovered from any mistakes they made. And most importantly the residents LOVED it. I think we brought a large dose of Christmas cheer to them! Jboz was my assistant for the 2'nd year in a row. I don't know how I did it before her! She is such a help, and really makes it run smoother,and takes the stress off from me.
Can't forget this year. The one and only great Bethanne at Bethanne Lawson Photography was our Photographer again this year. I have lost count of how many years she has been doing our recital but it's been several, and her pictures only get better and better each year. Even when I think there is no way she can top the previous year she always blows
And my personal favorite. Our Pizza party on the way home! We always eat in the vehicle while I drive home, and this year Jboz and I both brought paper plates, and she brought napkins that I forgot. I told her this is why we are friends. hahahahah My poor tummy is too nervous to eat beforehands so by the end of it I am STARVING.
The day after the recital I slept in two hours instead of going to bible study, and dressed in comfy clothes because this teacher was TIRED.
My view from my teaching chair.
Thursday night after students were gone, I turned on Charlie Brown's Christmas and sat in the beauty of the lights. Ever since the day after Thanksgiving I had been fighting a migraine every single day. That Thursday, over a week later it was really bad. Thankfully I got an apt at my chiro for Friday morning and I was never so happy to get up early on my day off. It helped, but Saturday my migraine was returning. ugh.
Mom came to town Saturday so we could go to two Craft Shows. And she brought me some more of my Grams christmas decorations. I decided my mailbox needed some festivity.
As well as my windchime holder. Why not!
So the craft shows were kind of a bust. they were light on crafts, and heavy on lularoe, scentsy, nail wrap people, ect. BUT I managed to get a lot of Audra's Christmas presents, I thanked Mom for going with me to basically buy Audra presents. HA! The one thing I was REALLY excited about was this necklace! Last year for the recital I borrowed a necklace from Emboz that I LOVED, and found it online but never ordered it because of shipping. I hate paying shipping. The people who sell the jewelry were at the first craft fair and they had the EXACT COLOR of necklace that I borrowed and loved! I squealed and grabbed it up! That alone to me was worth going!